The theme for the Jacob Burns Film Center’s 2018 gala was Building Imagination. With this in mind, I created a style for the Gala based on the idea of building blocks. The colorful block pattern was designed to have versatile use across all media. The art department went on to use the pattern in all sorts of media, from theater slides to goodie bags.
I designed some swag merchandise for a new “Burns Box” at the JBFC. This included creating the illustration for the enamel pin and the canvas bag.
Creative Culture is a unique initiative designed to champion diverse voices and foster a thriving artistic community in the Westchester region. The goal of the program is to transform film-makers into strong and successful storytellers by strengthening their voices, and providing a supportive network. The logo design embodies the network ideology of this initiative. Symbolizing the bringing together of different artists and teams.
The JBFC programmers curate different film series throughout the year. They encompass a variety of global issues and themes. These are the posters I was tasked with to design for the in-house film series.
Gallery photo credit: Russell Peborde
JBFC Kids is an exciting initiative for kids ages 3–13, designed to welcome a new generation of film lovers, (and their families) into the Jacob Burns Film Center community. The art department was tasked with creating a fun branding system to be consistent throughout all the marketing materials. We first came up with the logo and color styles, I illustrated three creatures that act as the mascots being featured on a veriety of materials. This included designing the stamps and passports which kids would use as they visited the activities throughout the year.
JBFC Art Department: Susan Kineke, Erica Mercer, Victoria Fuks
Photo credits: Lynda Shenkman Curtis, Russell Peborde
For the JBFC staff t-shirts I illustrated a deconstructed 35 mm film projector to celebrate the fact that JBFC is an art house cinema that still screens 35 mm film. Taking an old art form but still keeping it modern and relevant with a flat and poppy style. Working off from the initial design I took the reels to create graphics for the welcome window posters to the theater.
Photo credits: Russell Peborde
The Jacob Burns Film Center shows a wide range of film series and events. Each season we design a film guide to showcase them. These are three of the guides I designed.
Photo credit: Russell Peborde
Saddle Up Saturdays with Jonathan Demme is a film series showcasing Westerns at the JBFC. Director Jonathan Demme's personal love and interest in Westerns made him the perfect candidate to turn into a cowboy for the posters.
Tea time with the sharks. I modeled and rendered the tea set in Cinema 4d. I created the pearlescent color and texture which gave the nice green and pink hues to the pearls. Ariel would definitely approve since we know she's a hoarder.
The Musicians Foundation helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. They needed a new fresh branding system. I used musical imagery with bright bold colors to create a more modern approach to the Muscians Foundation. The project consisted of creating a logo, stationery system, website, and a brochure.
Through Jessica Weber Design
This trailer was created for the third annual Halloween Marathon at the Jacob Burns Film Center. The animation was created using Cinema 4d.
Music & Sound Design by Mike Towndrow
There is a large academic achievement gap, between high-poverty and low-poverty schools, which can be narrowed through the use of art. Essential Arts in Motion presents how essential the arts are for children coming from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. It aims to encourage educators and parents to incorporate the arts into youth’s lives and education.
Essential Arts in Motion was featured in The City College of New York art gallery for two weeks. It was also featured on the Pantone Canvas Gallery Website
"Passing through Worlds" Poem and Narration by Karolina Manko.
"Prelude No. 5" by Chris Zabriskie